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Page 15 text:
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Build Not for Today.
By Howard Irvin.
To build is to erect or construct anything' upon
some foundation. When a man contemplates build-
ing a house he first lays his plans before a master-
mechanic. Then after selecting a site, the foun-
dations are laid firm and solid, and upon these he
may build his home, and entertain no fears as to
his structure giving away.
So it is with ns, we must have some occupation
in view which we should like to pursue when we
are thrown out upon ,the world to live upon our
own resources and efforts. 'l' il' it
The principal factors in the construction of a
solid foundation for a successful career, are Char-
acter, Education and Application. First, let us be-
gin with Character, since it is the most important
quality that is needed to finish out a successful life.
For, as one writer has said, 'lCharacter is what we
are, and reputation what others think we are." il if il'
It has been proven over and over again, not
only that"Honesty is the best policy," but, that in
order to be a success in any one thing, we mrtst be
honest and apply diligently and with all sincerity
the splendid philosophy of the "Royal Law of
Lovell! -lf it'
Habit is another thing which determines much
in a man's character. Bad habits lower the stand-
ard of manhood, and if they are continued too long,
they will leaye a stain, which neither time nor good
works can entirely efface.
In building not alone for today, another thing
which exerts a powerful influence over ns for good
or evil, is the associates we have around us. 'l' 'l'
Therefore let our associates be such that their
influence will have a tendency to inspire usto high-
er and nobler aims in life. il' il' li
We know notwhat lies before us. Let us remem-
ber that the acorn, which we unconsciously trample
under foot, with its dull and rough exterior, seem-
ingly worthless, yet when Nature has asserted her
power and has touched the seat of life within that
rough exterior, there is a budding forth of new life
which grows, and grows, and grows until it becomes
a strong and mighty king of the forest. So it is
withour characters,as we pass along lifels path-
way. There are many things that will come to ns
which will seem to be immaterial for the building
up of our characters, yet in after years they will
become most important in the directing' and shap-
ing' of a successful life. il il' il'
We would not minimize a good, strong, practi-
cal education, Webster defines education thus:
"Education trains the mental powers, enlightens
the understanding, forms and regulates the princi-
ples of a man, tits him for any business, or activity
and usefulness in life."
Such being the case, we should all strive to
secure as thorough an education as our circum-
stances, in life, will permit. Y il' 'l'
To succeed in any business, it is absolutely
necessary that we are schooled thoroly in the
work which we intend to follow. 'l' 4 f
Earnest application is the next important factor
in this great structure of life.
XVe must apply ourselves faithfully to our work
and as surely as we do, Success is bound to meet us
on the way. " tl'
Perseverance is another essential quality in the
developement of character. it ii' 4
What a splendid lesson in perseverance we may
learn from the lines, 'llf you donlt at first succeed,
try. try again." if il' 'F
Huild not for todayg we should build such a
structure that it will stand thru eternityg one that
will stand the storms and tempests of Timeg one
that will shine out upon the world and be a beacon
light to those who may see and be encouraged to
seek a firm foundation. il it il' '
How beautifully the poet has expressed it when
"So livc. that- nhen Lhy summons comes to join the innumer-
able caravan. which moves
'llo that tnystt-rious rt-alms where each shall bake
llis t'lnnmbt:r in the silent halls of tltfatll.
'llhou 5:11. not lllte the quarry-slave at night
Scourggt-d IO his dungeon: nut sustained and soothed
liy an unfallering trust.. approach thy grave
Lilac one who wraps the drapery of his couch
About hhn, and lies down to pleasant dreams."
Class March . . Orchestra
Invocation . . . Rev. Wm. Wallace
Nl usic-Trombone Solo, "SongTo the Evening'
Starll, from Tannhauser . R. Wagner
tlration s Launching the Ship . Harry Aby
Oration-Little Victoris . Pearl Schlegel
Oration-Monnments More Lasting Than
Marble . . . Edith jordan
Nlusic--Overture on National Airs . Rosey
Oration-The Value of An Ideal . Claude Edis
Oration-TunnelingtheMountains, Marjorie Zehner
Duet--Voices of the Past . . .
Florence Tenney and Mildred Stebbins
History and Prophesy . Charlotte Troutman
Music-March, "From Tropic to Tropicn
. . . . . . Alexander
Oration-The Growth of Liberty . WValter Edis
Oration-Build Not for Today . Howard Irvin
Class Address . . . H. B. Williams
Superintendent of City Schools, Sandusky, O.
Musicslinet, Cornet and Trombone . .
"Cheerfulness" . . . Williams
Presentation of Diplomas . W. R. McDermott
President of Board of Education
C1355 Song .... Class of 1908
Music furnished by Young's Orchestra, Wooster, Ohio
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Monuments More Endu1ing'Than Marble.
By Edythe Jordan.
A monument may stand for a deed, an event in
history ora life. The'monument made of marble
wonderfully constructed and perfect in every detail
may excite one's love of beauty. These are made to
show in a feeble way our love and respect for the
brave deed done, and the noble life livedg for we
wish to have those who come after us understand a
little of their true worth, as we knew it.
There have been sculptors or men of genius,
power, and influence in many lines. Alexander the
Great conquered the world as it was then known,
Hannibal the Carthaginian who made all Rome
bow at his feetgand Napoleon, that mighty soldier
who held France and a great part of the world at
his command. These men were great in their
achievements of military power alonefl' if 'F
Their memorials do not possess many of the
finer touches, for theirs might be called the strong,
bold curves in the marble.
Martin Luther, john Knox and john Wesley
have left us memorials of their livesg we can only
understand in part their great self-sacrifices, theirs
are the rounded curves of enduring faith.
Such men as Shakespeare, with his great sym-
pathy and understanding of all classes of men, Mil-
ton, with his beautiful Puritanic faith portrayed in
his immortal Paradise Lost, and that great host of
poets who lift men up away from their everyday
lives, and help them to see more of God.
Numberless are the sculptors working on the
great problems of life. Each one has his own shareg
some to strengthen, some to beautify, some to lift
up, some to inspire, some to lead others to follow
in the great plan of life. it if it
Monuments once made can never be changed.
We are, each one, given one great, pure white slab of
marble on which to chisel out our destiny. We
must live our lives as they are given us, and live
them in every sense of the word. We must be truly
alive to every chance we have to live the purest and
sweetest life possible.
To have our lives last and endure, we must each
practice our ideals of right, for enduring qualities
cannot be made in one bold victory on the battle-
field, or in one great sacrifice at the time ofa crisis.
To endure, means to be able to do the right and
noble thing just the same when one knows that he
will not be applauded by his friends, as when he
knows he will win the praise of all.'k W' 4'
Thus, to cultivate enduring characters, we must
live each day our very best whether it be a beautiful,
sunshine,joyous one, or a day cloudy and dismal
By Florence Tenney and Mildred Stebbins.
Tune--"Come With Thy Lute."
Dear comrades, all, we must leave you,
Though we can never forget you,
And days so happy and free.
But we press unto the morrow,
Mingled with joy and with sorrow.
Long shall our memory last
Of our old school days now past.
Those jolly days we will treasure,
In which we knew so much pleasure,
Tho' they passed swiftly away.
Ties that no changes can sever,
Linked to our heart-strings will ever
Bind us, while memory shall last,
To our dear school days now past.
Our tasks are done and we're grieving,
These dear old halls to be leaving.
But we are cheered with the hope
That from the past we can borrow
Courage and strength from the morrow
Long shall the memories last
Of dear school days forever past.
Page 16 text:
Editor in Chief.
Hu WALTER EDIS,
Assistant Business Manager.
In the publishing of this paper which we
have given the name, The Creston High School
Annual, we have tried to establish a custom
which we hope will be followed by each succeed-
As this is our first attempt at journalism,
we ask of you to overlook our many mistakes
and short-comings, for we are young and inex-
perienced with the work of a journalist.
One glance at the contents of this book will
perhaps give you some idea of what we are do-
ingin this our High School.
As editors and publishers, we earnestly sol-
icit your help and patronage in the future.
In behalf of the class of 1908 we wish to
thank the business and professional men for re-
sponding so readily when our business manager
called on them for their advertisements and
financial aid, which has made it possible for us
to put out this Annual.
It has been our aim not only to make this a
High School Annual, but also a business di-
rectory of the village of Creston.
We are proud to say that Creston is one of
the best towns in the country, especially, since
Wooster, Seville, Sterling and Burbank have
been annexed as suburbs.
We boast of the fact that we have-sixteen
passenger trains go thru our town daily, and
that every twenty-four hours thirty-eight pass-
enger coaches and four baggage cars pass thru
Creston on the electric line, and are operated by
the finest crews in the State of Ohio.
One of the main things which make Cres-
ton the best little town in Ohio, is her wide-
awake, energetic, upright business men.
We wish also to state that she is noted for
her hospitable and talented ladies. Also, we do
not feel embarrassed when we state that no
town of its size can boast of as many good look-
ing young ladies as Creston.
As the world grows older the need of an
education grows more necessary and our High
School, tho not as fine in appearance as some, is
trying to fit those who enter its doors with
knowledge which will be of use to them in their
after business life.
We have a corps of teachers-the best that
could be procured-and they give to us day by
day the results of their study and experience,
and try to impress upon our minds the fact that
we are in this world to learn and to do some-
thing which will not only be a help to us, but to
others as well.
We sincerely hope that next year when the
"Wise" Juniors make their exit and solicit for
ads.that all the business men will respond cheer-
fully to their wail and harangue. We think we
can almost hear them tip-toeing along the Main
streets of Creston, as the American Indian used
to do when he was getting ready to get the
scalp of his next door neighbor. But as a word
of caution to the business public of Creston, do
not be alarmed at all, but keep quiet and stand
your ground while they open fire, for it will con-
sist mostly of noise and hot air, resembling in
sound the going off of a penny bunch of fire-
crackers on the Fourth of Julv. So please drop
your money and ad. into their outstretched
phalanges and help the poor creatures to reach
the goal for which they have been striving,
since they have left their mothers' knees.
The public will please excuse the editor and
his stai from entering into the scientific topics
of the day and discuss them from a business, a
professional or a literary stand point of view.
For if we had undertaken the discussion of any
of those topics in a business, a scientiiic, or a
literary way, we might have become enshrouded
so deeply in thot and make such a comprehen-
sive declaration of facts, that there'Would be
nothing left for our successors, the Subordinate
Juniors, to Write about except love stories or
courtship subjects on which our Junior boys no
doubt can give ia complete description from the
many experiences which they have had during
the past year.
As we go to press we feel sorry that this
closes our High School life, a life that has been
fraught with so many pleasures and memories
that will last we hope 'till we are summoned to
meet our Maker.
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